Author Archives: Flavia Tudoreanu

US “usable” nukes and war game a wake-up call for the world

Almost every week seems to bring us closer to the edge of nuclear catastrophe, most recently the news that the US is deploying the weapons and doing the war games for “limited” nuclear war. There are however signs, albeit small, … Continue reading

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The US/UK Warhead Deal

In is important to note that the missiles on the UK nuclear weapon submarines are not British but are leased from the US. Indeed the UK does not have the facility to remove the missiles from its four Vanguard class … Continue reading

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Scottish campaigners head for Paris disarmament forum

ICAN in Scotland1 Press Release: 13th February 2020 – for immediate use A group of Scottish anti-nuclear campaigners are today travelling to Paris to take part in a major international disarmament forum called by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear … Continue reading

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Brian Quail on “Usable” Nukes

Dear Sir, “We only have it to prevent anybody ever using nuclear weapons on us. It will never actually be used. It’s just a deterrent”. This, the universal mantra of the apologist for Trident, is rehashed ad nauseam – in spite … Continue reading

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SCND TPNW 24th January 2020

Emma Cockburn, Gail Lythgoe, Janet Fenton, David French, David Mackenzie, Flavia Tudoreanu, Lynn Jamieson (online) and Felix Mensah (online), Lesley Taylor. Apologies: Ann Ballinger; Tony Fitzpatrick Composition of the working group. There are other areas uncovered by representations. Gil Saunderson … Continue reading

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Scottish Solidarity for New States Joining the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Today is the United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons and as additional nations prepare to use that occasion to sign or ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), MSPs, councillors and ordinary … Continue reading

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Don’t Bank on the Bomb Scotland: “Scottish LA pension funds bankroll nuke manufacture.”

Today the nuclear weapon divestment campaign Don’t Bank on the Bomb Scotland launched it’s new report on investment in nuclear weapon manufacture by Scottish institutions, including local authority pension funds. Full report is here The story has been reported by … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan anti-nuclear campaigner visits Scottish Parliament

Yesterday Karipbek Kuyukov from Kazakhstan visited the Scottish Parliament where he met and addressed MSPs, parliamentary researchers and civil society members of the parliament’s Cross Party Group on Nuclear Disarmament. The visit was timed to coincide with Kazakhstan’s ratification of … Continue reading

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How Scots can align with the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) was adopted at the UN in July 2017 by overwhelming vote. As of December 2019 time 80 countries have signed the Treaty and 34 of that number have ratified it. It … Continue reading

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FIVE PLAY TAG AT FASLANE

Campaigners Reclaim UK Nuke Base for Peace on Anniversary of Nuke Ban Treaty On the second anniversary of the day that the United Nations agreed to ban the bomb Trident Ploughshares, in order to challenge Faslane’s legitimacy and highlight the … Continue reading

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